Trinity Children’s Summer Series 2019
June 3: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Parable of the sower
This week we will learn about how Jesus taught the disciples, sometimes using parables like the Parable of the Sower. To further our examination of this parable the Shoals Master Gardeners will come and help us make Fairy Gardens or terrariums to take home. We will also be planting seeds in each classroom to watch them grow over the summer. Today’s story comes from Mark 4. Children are encouraged to bring small toys or fairy garden supplies if they would like to have something special in their fairy garden. All such items should be in a clearly labelled Ziploc bag.
June 10: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Blessed are the poor in spirit (humble)
When Jesus said blessed are the poor in spirit he was telling us to be humble and place our trust in God. This week we will explore what it means to be humble, and the story of the widow who gave all she had (The Widows Mite, Luke 21:1-4). Our guest this week is from the local branch of St. Vincent De Paul which is a charitable organization that seeks to help those who cannot help themselves. We invite children to bring something to donate, a gently used toy, a piece of clothes or a book. We will gather all the donations of housewares and gently used clothes to take to St. Vincent De Paul at the end of the week.
June 17: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Blessed are those who mourn
What does it mean to mourn? What do we do when we are sad? Grief is a hard topic for everyone, but especially for little ones. Our story for today comes from John 11 where Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead. Mourning can come from all sorts of situations and we will explore how we can seek comfort even when we are sad.
June 24: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Blessed are the Meek
Is it hard to take direction? How can we be meek? Today we are exploring the story of the good shepherd and how we can be more like sheep trusting the guidance of our shepherd. We hope to have a special sheepy guest and we will learn about the care and wonder of sheep from Burgess Wyker.
July 1: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for Righteousness
Have you ever been hungry? Or thirsty? Today we are going to explore the ideas from this beatitude while talking about the we can help combat real hunger with the Trinity community meal and through other local organizations. We will have several guests from different organizations. The story for today is from the book of Micah. “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:8. Everyone is encouraged to bring food to donate to local food banks (canned goods and non perishables).
July 8: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Blessed are the Merciful
How can we show mercy? What is mercy? Today’s story is about Mother Teresa and how we can use everyday examples of mercy to enrich our lives and change the world. We will also learn about the David who showed mercy to Saul. Our activity today will center around writing letters and making crafts for the sick and those who are incarcerated. Our care committee will distribute letters to the sick and the Kairos prison ministry will take our letters to the prison this fall. If your family would like to learn more about either of these ministries, please let Ms. Jessie know.
July 15: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Blessed are the pure of heart
Today is Tie-dye day! Bring a white shirt and be prepared to be messy as we talk about what it might mean to be pure of heart. The story from today is about Elijah, who saw God. What does God look like? Where do we see him? Be sure to send children in clothes that can get messy as the dye will stain and everyone gets to make a shirt. Every child should bring a shirt inside a gallon size Ziploc bag with their name on it.
July 22: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Blessed are the Peacemakers
Today we are going to talk about St. Francis. He promoted the idea that human actions that cooperate with God’s grace promote peace in action. How can we be peacemakers? St. Francis will be making a guest appearance.
July 29: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Let Us Go and Serve the Lord (water day)
Today we will explore how to use the beatitudes to love and serve the Lord. We will also have our water day. Be sure to send towels, swim suits and sun screen for your child. If your child cannot change themselves, we ask that they come in their swim suit under their clothes. We will have pizza in the park for lunch and a water slide with other water games and likely a messy pool of water beads.
June 7: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Blessed are the persecuted
Today’s story is pulled from the book of Daniel. Daniel was persecuted for his faith, yet he remained faithful. We will have stories and activities from the book of Daniel and a trip to UNA to see the Lions for the older groups.
June 14: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Blessed are the insulted and mistreated
Today we are going to talk about an ancient example of someone who was insulted and mistreated but didn’t let that keep him from forgiving them. Joseph quarreled with his brothers and was sold into slavery.
June 21: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Salt and Light
What does it mean to be the salt of the earth? We will be exploring this passage in Matthew, stories surrounding this theme and talking about how using a little bit of salt helps to make ice cream. We will be walking to Trowbridges so please send $3 for ice cream.
June 28: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Light of the World
Today we will be making candles and discussing how we can be a light in the world. We will be reimagining and recording our version of This Little Light of Mine today so come with your singing voices!
July 5 – Out for Fourth of July Holidays
July 12: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Turn the other cheek
Learning to not react when someone wrongs us is a lesson most adults can’t master but the story we are exploring today is about David, who even though he was pursued by Saul, spared Saul’s life. How can we turn the other cheek? How can we be calm even when we are angry?
July 19: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Love your enemies
Jesus taught us to love our neighbors, our bullying neighbors, our obstinate neighbors, our neighbors how would be enemies. Today is all about love! In learning to love those that aren’t always the easiest to love we will practice some meditation exercises with Ms. Jane Stokes.
July 26: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Rejoice and Be Exceedingly Glad
After all our adventures through the beatitudes Jesus tells us to rejoice and be glad! So what brings us joy? How can we be joyful and glad? Today we will go on a joy picture scavenger hunt down town and around Trinity so be sure to wear comfy shoes.
August 2: Adventuring through the Beatitudes – Be the best we can be (even when we mess up)
How can we be perfect? What does it mean to be perfect? There are many examples of biblical heroes who are seem perfect, but today we are going to talk about the Apostle Peter who was quite imperfect, but who tried even after he failed. Since Peter was a fisherman and then a “fisher of men” we will also have lots of water activities today to celebrate the end of the summer. Come prepared to get wet!
Summer Series will be here soon! If you would like to help with a meal this summer, during Summer Series, please contact me via email at childrens.ministry,firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates to Remember for Summer 2019
First summer Summer Service: May 26 at 9:30am
FIrst Summer Series Monday: June 3
First Summer Series Friday: June 7
Last Summer Series Monday: July 29
Last Summer Series Friday: August 2
Our Nursery welcomes children ages 6 weeks to four years and is located in the Parish Hall. The nursery is open on Sundays at 8:45 am for Breakfast and then Sunday School and also for the 10:30 am and 5:00 pm services. Nursery is also available for special services throughout the year such as Christmas Eve, Second Wednesday All Parish Gatherings, and the Children’s Summer Series. Parents are welcome to pick up their children during the Peace and Announcements part of the service so that the family can experience the Eucharist together.
When dropping your child off please:
- Sign your children in.
- Let the teachers know of any special instructions or dietary needs.
- Have items needed like diapers, formula, extra set of clothes, etc.
- Have all diaper bags, bottles and sippy cups labeled.
All children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to join Ms. Jessie in the education building for our new program. We will meet each Wednesday from 5:00-6:30pm. Programming will run for about an hour with our Wednesday night meal to follow at 6:00pm.
All children entering grades 4, 5 or 6 are invited to join us every week! Ms. Rebekah leads this group. Programming runs from 5-6pm with a meal to follow.
Children’s Sunday School
All children from 4yrs-5th grade are invited to Sunday school at 9:30am during our regularly scheduledSunday school dates. Each week we cover a different topic, build with legos, and do a fun craft or activity.
Children’s Chapel meets each week at the 10:30am and 5:00pm service. Children’s chapel is centered on the gospel reading for each Sunday. Children are invited to play, enjoy a snack, participate in an active lesson, and complete a craft or activity each week. Chapel begins at the start of each service and will end and rejoin the adults for communion.
All Youth Events
Each month we invite children of all ages from 0-12th grade to our All Youth Event. We get together as a large group for a different activity each month such as Camp Clue, Giant Bingo, Scavenger Hunts and Pumpkin Painting. At the end of our activity we invite all the children to join in a service of compline led by one of the group followed by a meal.
All children entering grades 4, 5 or 6 are invited to join us every week for this ministry! Tonight Ms. Rebekah will be helping us explore just what Lent is all about and we will be talking about what we might be giving up or taking on. Programming runs from 5-6pm with a meal to follow.